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Old 17 March 2014, 01:32 PM
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Icon09 Airbnb renter returns to ‘overweight orgy’

A comedian under the impression he had rented out his posh Chelsea pad to a man with family in town for a wedding returned home to a wild orgy, he said. Ari Teman, 31, claimed he left his apartment keys with David Carter, 32, on Friday night and stepped out for dinner before leaving town. When he returned to the building to grab his luggage, a rowdy sex party featuring “Big Beautiful Women” was in the process of being shut down by building management.

http://nypost.com/2014/03/17/airbnb-...me-to-an-orgy/
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Old 17 March 2014, 02:06 PM
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“I had six people, friends and family,” Carter told The Post. “He is making a big to-do because he is being evicted.”
Yeah, I'd make a pretty big to-do over that too, Mr. Assclown. I don't care if you and your friends were engaging in loud rowdy sex, or loud tea and crumpets, if you get me evicted from somewhere, I'm going to be PISSED.
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Old 17 March 2014, 03:39 PM
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WOW only took until the second comment for somebody to blame Pres Obama.
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Old 17 March 2014, 03:51 PM
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Well, if Obama had opened up a government-run chain of places to hold orgies for low prices, this never wouldn't have happened. Maybe he can get such a place through Congress now.
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Old 17 March 2014, 05:44 PM
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Yeah, I'd make a pretty big to-do over that too, Mr. Assclown. I don't care if you and your friends were engaging in loud rowdy sex, or loud tea and crumpets, if you get me evicted from somewhere, I'm going to be PISSED.
I'd agree with that; but I'd also like to say that I don't see how the weight of the participants has anything to do with the problem.
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Old 19 March 2014, 05:19 AM
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I'd agree with that; but I'd also like to say that I don't see how the weight of the participants has anything to do with the problem.
Because on top of everything else, they were FAT!!!! (Pffft) (/sarcasm) (ETA - Sarcasm not directed to Thorny Locust, of course.)
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Old 19 March 2014, 09:19 AM
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That was the kind of orgy it apparently was. "Big Beautiful Women" is a thing. If it had been an S&M orgy presumably they'd have said so as well.
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Old 19 March 2014, 12:39 PM
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But the reason it caused a problem was that it was an orgy; not that the participants were big, little, or any size inbetween. Plus which, "big beautiful women" is not the same term as "overweight". I will grant that "overweight" fits better in the headline; but there was no need for it to be in the headline in the first place. If they had only mentioned "big beautiful women", using that terminology, somewhere in the story, while it still wouldn't be all that relevant I wouldn't have noted it; noting it in that fashion would just have been a matter of adding detail to, um, flesh out the story. Putting it in the headline, and with the terminology used, implies that it was worse to come home to find fat people having loud sex in one's apartment than it would have been to come home to find people who were not fat having loud sex in one's apartment.

-- actually the problem isn't even that it was an orgy. It was that it was a loud party and they tore up the place. While I suppose it's possible that the apartments have a rule against hiring sex workers, if they'd had a quiet orgy and not damaged the apartment I don't see how anybody would have found out about it in the first place.
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Old 19 March 2014, 03:29 PM
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If it had been an S&M orgy I'd have expected them to mention that in the headline and then talk about people running around in bondage gear... it's just an amusing detail.
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Old 19 March 2014, 03:57 PM
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But the reason it caused a problem was that it was an orgy; not that the participants were big, little, or any size inbetween. Plus which, "big beautiful women" is not the same term as "overweight"
Isn't BBW just a euphemism for overweight? In the world of high fashion any woman who is above a size 2 is plus size. But in the world of porn or online dating profiles BBW means overweight anytime I've seen it, not that there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 19 March 2014, 04:33 PM
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"Overweight" carries within the very word the strong connotation of "you should not look like that."

"BBW" may be considered an euphemism; but it specifies "you look great like that!"

The weight of the person being described may be the same; but the language being used is different, and the attitude behind it is different.

Richard W, do you think it's generally an "amusing detail" when people look different from the average?
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Old 19 March 2014, 04:43 PM
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Yeah, the addition of "BBW" doesn't really provide any extra information about the story except to amuse/gross out people who choose to be amused/grossed out by that. "And then he arrived to find an orgy... of FAT PEOPLE!!!". Frankly, the fact that he arrived home to find an orgy is more than enough detail to explain the story.
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Old 19 March 2014, 06:02 PM
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But where does it say he got evicted? I would think if anything would get you evicted, it's leasing your apartment on airbnb regardless of to whom you rent.
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Old 19 March 2014, 06:16 PM
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That quote is the only reference I find to his being evicted.
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Old 19 March 2014, 06:31 PM
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I took it as the "renter" saying that the owner was making a fuss because he was being evicted, not that anyone in a position of actually knowing was saying he was being evicted.

It's kind of like saying
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Yeah, the addition of "BBW" doesn't really provide any extra information about the story except to amuse/gross out people who choose to be amused/grossed out by that. "And then he arrived to find an orgy... of FAT PEOPLE!!!". Frankly, the fact that he arrived home to find an orgy is more than enough detail to explain the story.
Uhmn, I'm not so convinced at the above. Had it been S&M, they'd have mentioned it too. Had it been little-people, it would have been mentioned too.Same with bondage, or whatever else. Not so much to do with "fat-shaming" as specifiying facts & events.

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Old 19 March 2014, 07:16 PM
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Uhmn, I'm not so convinced at the above. Had it been S&M, they'd have mentioned it too. Had it been little-people, it would have been mentioned too.Same with bondage, or whatever else. Not so much to do with "fat-shaming" as specifiying facts & events.

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...and if it had been S&M, that also would have been unneccessary.
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Old 19 March 2014, 09:00 PM
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Richard W, do you think it's generally an "amusing detail" when people look different from the average?
I think it would be more amusing to come home to an unexpected fetishistic orgy than a "standard" orgy... to people hearing the story anyway.

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...and if it had been S&M, that also would have been unneccessary.
The whole story is unnecessary.
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Old 19 March 2014, 09:17 PM
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I imagine it would have been more amusing to hear that the orgy in question was all-African American, too. Would it strike you as good journalism if it was described as an "all black orgy"? Or a gay orgy? Or a disabled person orgy?
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Old 19 March 2014, 09:54 PM
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Richard W and overyonder, do you think it is a "fetish" to be attracted to the body type of a significant proportion of the population?

Do you think it is only "normal" sex if people who happen to wear certain clothing sizes are having it?

Do you think it is "amusing" that short people, or heavy people, like to have sex? (How about old people, for that matter? Or people with pimples? Or people with fewer than four limbs?)
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